Origami Works Foundation

job description

 About Our Organization: 

Origami Works Foundation seeks to help Chicagoland's most impoverished citizens overcome barriers to earning a living. We remove obstacles to employment and make opportunities more visible. We work with community-based organizations, educational institutions, employers, and government agencies to identify opportunities to enable people to work. Then we partner with appropriate organizations, and fund and often staff and execute projects to meet our mutual goals. 

See website for more info.

 About the Positions: 

Communications Intern

The Communications Intern will have the opportunity to explore, analyze, and propose a complete social media and general communications policy for Origami Works Foundation. Daily duties will include the creation and execution of routine social media tasks, as well as assisting as-needed on other Origami Works projects. This position is for anyone with an interest in communications, public relations, or style guide crafting. The ideal candidate will be self-driven and eager to learn about foundation and non-profit work.

Research Intern

The Research Intern will perform research short-term career training programs, internships, and early childhood education talent solutions. A capstone project will be to identify examples around the nation to make workforce development programs more visible and attractive to employers. This position is for anyone with an interest in workforce development, education-to-career transitions, or economic opportunity and  equity in general. The ideal candidate will have some experience gathering information through various methods (website research, telephone calls, interviews), organizing findings, and identifying patterns and conclusions from the information gathered.

 Time Commitment: 


35 hours per week for 10 weeks including 5 hours per week of paid professional development

Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm

Paid professional development scheduled throughout the internship

$15/hr compensation

 Location of Internship: 


40% On-site, 60% Virtual

We can be flexible based on the needs of the interns.

 Our Ideal Intern Exhibits: 


  • Appreciation for diversity and a strong desire for equity and inclusion   

  • Research and analytical skills

  • Organizational skills

 To apply: 


Please send an email with your resume to

Ann Brownell at ann@origamiworks.org